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WHO WOULD BE OFFICIAL WEED-EATER OF TEXAS STADIUM?
Published November 29, 1995
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said a $35M Texas Stadium renovation project -- which will see a retractable roof installed, artificial turf replaced with natural grass and seating capacity increased -- will be complete in time for the '97 season, according to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The improvements are part of two-phase project to position Texas Stadium to host a Super Bowl. Phase I will see capacity increase from 65,812 to 74,000, while Phase II will see it rise to 104,000. Jones: "As easy as we can get 74,000 seats, we can get 104,000, and then we will have Super Bowls." Construction will begin no later than February '97, while Jones says he has not completed financing plans. Jones: "There will be some public, some private, a lot of my money, a lot of my partners' money and some of Irving's money." Irving Mayor Morris Parrish said he and Jones discussed the proposal a few weeks ago and plan to meet again soon (Ed Werder, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 11/29). Irving City Councilman Joe Putnam said Jones still owes the city about $1.8M for two years' revenue from luxury box sales and that needs to get "resolved" before talking about "anything else" (Kevin Lyons, FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 11/29).